The Urban History Association invites submission of individual papers and panels for the Second Biennial Urban History Conference at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 7 - 10, 2004. The central goal of the conference is to explore urbanism and urban regions in all their complexity across time and space.
Session themes or subjects may include but are not limited to: society, demography, immigration, race, ethnicity, gender, class, culture, space, landscape, the natural and built environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, architecture, political economy, politics, policy, and planning.
Even though the conference deals with all urban topics, the committee is seeking to foster comparative, international, and interdisciplinary explorations of urbanization, urban life, or the dynamics of urban regions that enhance theoretical understandings. The committee particularly welcomes session proposals that have a comparative international framework or that place the study of urbanization in one country or a specific period within an international context or that have transnational implications. In addition the committee also seeks papers that explore the history of Milwaukee and its region in a comparative framework with a special focus on urban institutions and landscape, migration and immigration, industrialization and deindustrialization, Wisconsin’s Progressive and reform past and its leadership in conservation, and the public presentation of urban history.
The committee invites proposals for full panels with three paper presenters or speakers and welcomes individual paper submissions. The committee especially welcomes paper submissions from recent Ph. D. recipients as well as Ph. D. candidates still writing their dissertations. The committee encourages queries and ideas for sessions from scholars who are interested in participating and will help them form panels or find an appropriate session for their papers.
Milwaukee is easily accessible by air and land transport. Conference lodging is available at reduced rates at the historic Pfister Hotel. Graduate students and under/unemployed colleagues will have a reduced registration fee.
Queries may be directed to the Timothy R. Mahoney, Executive Secretary of the Urban History Association via email. Members of the program committee welcome questions about panel or paper submissions. To contact committee members, consult the “Conference” section of the web site of the Urban History Association at http://www.unl.edu/uha/conf.html.
Final submissions are due on March 1, 2004. Submissions should be sent to:
Timothy R. Mahoney, Executive Secretary
The Urban History Association
Department of History
612 Oldfather Hall
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0327
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